Getting to New York
Please see NYU’s Getting to New York page for helpful information on the airports, train stations and bus stations that serve the area. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the most common airport that people fly into. Cab fare from JFK is $60 into Manhattan and metered to other boroughs. For public transit options from JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station or Howard Beach, where you can change to a subway or LIRR (overground) train. If you are flying into Newark International Airport (EWR), the best way to get into the city is to take the NJ Transit train to Penn Station; taking a taxi from EWR is not recommended. LaGuardiaAirport (LGA) is accessible by a combination of bus and subway; cab fare is around $40. Locals generally avoid this one.
The closest subway stops to NYU are the following:
- 8th St–NYU: R/W subways (~3 min walk)
- Astor Place: 6 subway (~5 min walk)
- West 4th St or Broadway–Lafayette: A/C/E, B/D/F/M subways (~10 min walk)
- Union Square: 2, 4/5/6, L, N/Q/R/W subways (~15 min walk)
A local’s tip: please pay close attention to service changes, which are especially treacherous on weekends. Your subway line might skip stops, be rerouted to a different borough, or not run at all. The mta.info site has the relevant information.
There is also a PATH station at 9th street and 6th Ave. PATH is a subway-like underground commuter rail system connecting New Jersey to Penn Station and various points in Manhattan. The 9th St stop is a 10 min walk from the Linguistics Department.
We recommend reserving your rooms as early as possible. New York’s tourist season runs year round.
Here is a link to NYU’s Lodgings page. (Executive summary: It suggests to stay somewhere other than the Greenwich Village area.) The closest hotel to campus is Washington Square Hotel. It is expensive (over $200 a night).
If you are on a tight budget, we recommend staying further from campus and taking the subway in. In particular, there are several hotels in Long Island City with (slightly) better prices (currently $120-160 a night). Keep in mind also that Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ are only 15-20 minutes away by PATH, the NJ Transit light commuter rail system.
- Wyndham Garden Long Island City (~35 min by subway)
- Best Western Long Island City (~30 min by subway, also has Brooklyn and Jersey City locations)
- Ramada Long Island City (~35 min by subway, also has Jersey City location)
- Howard Johnson Long Island City (~35 min by subway)
- Sleep Inn (Queens) (~35 min by subway)
- Country Inn Long Island City (~30 min by subway)
- Comfort Inn (Queens) (~30 min by subway)
If you prefer to stay in Manhattan, the following hotels are competitively priced for the location (but be aware that some have shared bathrooms):
- Gatsby Hotel (~15 min walk)
- Holiday Inn Lower East Side (~25 min walk, or 15 min by subway)
- Hotel 31 (~30 min walk, or 15 min by subway)
- The Jane Hotel (~20 min walk, or 20 min by subway)
- The Nomad Suites-Midtown Apartment (~30 min walk, or 15 min by subway)
- Ramada Eastside (~30 min walk, or 15 min by subway)
Please check Yelp for up-to-date information about restaurants in the area.